product management

  • Coca-Cola’s Alan Boehme is taking the CTO reins at Procter & Gamble

    Coca-Cola’s Alan Boehme is taking the CTO reins at Procter & Gamble

    The former global CTO of Coca-Cola, Alan Boehme, is trading the effervescent world of soda pop for the day-to-day necessities of detergents, deodorants and diapers at Procter & Gamble, TechCrunch has learned. Boehme will take over as the global CTO and VP of information technology innovation at P&G, a role that reunites him with Javier Polit, a former Coke executive who serves as… Read More

  • Atomic AI helps marketers write better

    Atomic AI helps marketers write better

    Marketers love to produce “content” (and they also love calling journalism “content,” but that’s a separate issue). There is nothing easy about writing, though, especially when you’re trying to get somebody to buy your product. Atomic AI from Atomic Reach combines machine learning with real-time writing guidance to help marketers write better texts that… Read More

  • Productboard raises $1.3 million to help product teams prioritize what to build next

    Productboard raises $1.3 million to help product teams prioritize what to build next

    Productboard, the makers of a product management system that helps to organize user research and prioritize development tasks, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding to further its business. The round was co-led by Index Ventures and Credo Ventures, and included participation from Spread Capital. The service only officially launched last month at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016, following its… Read More

  • ProductBoard helps product managers figure out what to build next… and why

    ProductBoard helps product managers figure out what to build next… and why

    ProductBoard today is launching a service for digital product managers that helps them better organize user research and determine which features deserve priority. Making its public debut at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, this product management platform is already being used by over 100 paying customers during its beta to establish their product roadmaps and collaborate with… Read More

  • Augmented reality makes prototyping easy on Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

    Augmented reality makes prototyping easy on Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

    Innovations in 3D printing have done their part to inspire maker-culture. We print, or at-least try to print, drones, human organs, and even medications. Additive techniques are practical and accessible for much of the prototyping process. However, just because we can print synthetic drugs with 3D printers, doesn’t mean we can print something as simple as a walnut radio. Shaper, a… Read More

  • Taking the “dysfunction” out of cross-functional teams Crunch Network

    Taking the “dysfunction” out of cross-functional teams

    As part of our Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) engineering meet-up series, I had the opportunity to host a panel of leaders of various functions at Twitter, Oculus and Facebook to discuss best practices in cross-group teamwork and collaboration — this is what they said. Read More

  • The Worst Possible Name For Your Brand And Three Things You Can Learn From It Crunch Network

    The Worst Possible Name For Your Brand And Three Things You Can Learn From It

    Let’s say you want to come up with a great brand name for a new beverage brand you’re launching. You know what consumers are looking for, and you’re the creative type. What’s the biggest naming mistake you could make? How about a name like “Sweat” or “Pschitt?” Or something difficult to spell and pronounce? Those missteps would certainly be… Read More

  • Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter has today announced some product and policy changes aimed at better tackling violent threats and abuse on its platform. The problem of the mainstream social network being misappropriated as an amplification medium for minority hate groups to — for instance — spread jihadist terrorist sentiments and propaganda, or harass and threaten women with messages of violent misogyny… Read More

  • Adobe’s Slate Is A Visual Storytelling App For The iPad

    Adobe’s Slate Is A Visual Storytelling App For The iPad

    With Slate, Adobe is launching a new text- and photo-centric storytelling app for the iPad today. About a year ago, Adobe launched Voice, its first standalone storytelling app that lets users record their own stories and then illustrate them with images (the Voice app is also getting an update today, by the way). Slate takes a different (and somewhat less experimental) approach and focuses… Read More